There are plenty of ways Limoneira Co. differentiates itself from other agribusinesses in the United States. The company stands alone through its sustainable business operations, its quality control methods and the rigorous traceability processes in place for its citrus produce.
However, the ability to understand what it takes to stand out from the rest in the crowded citrus-growing industry comes over time, and there aren’t many producers that can boast continuous operations for more than a century like Limoneira can.
Once found only in small independent stores, today organic food products fill entire aisles at major supermarket chains. As manufacturers and processors scramble to meet the growing demand, Faribault Foods remains a leader in that niche. Executive Vice President Gary Kindseth says this is due in large part to the fact that the company was one of the first to make organic foods a prominent part of its plans.
Human taste buds are capable of detecting five qualities in the tastes of foods and beverages: salty, sour, bitter, sweet and umami (savory). Chefs, cooks and food producers constantly work to develop items that combine these qualities in ways that are pleasing to the taste and make their customers come back for more. And when it comes to quality flavor creation, R.L. Schreiber Inc. is one of the leaders of the market.
Everybody has an energy drink. Marketers compete with each other to see who can put the most caffeine in a beverage without keeping people up all night. But what happens when consumers want a good night’s sleep without a prescription medication that will make them drowsy the next day? Mountain Pure Beverage Co. LLC has the answer for that, and it’s a snooze – literally – called ZZZZs.
On a fall Saturday in the small Tennessee town of McMinnville, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Travis McVey hugs his 11-year-old son Logan, climbs into his ’85 Honda Accord and begins an hour-long drive to a promotional bottle-signing at a regional liquor store. Although the hills of eastern Tennessee are a long way from the bright lights of Hollywood or the fast pace of New York’s Madison Avenue, that’s just fine with McVey, who’s fulfilling a personal dream of supporting U.S. veterans.
Catfish has been a popular food for hundreds of years in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, often grilled or fried. It is considered a delicacy in some cultures and many value it for its health properties. But not all catfish is created equal, and Haring Catfish Enterprises strives to bring the very best to the market. Since its inception in 1954, this family business has been cultivating the highest standards in catfish farming, promising a delicious product that ensures repeat customers.
Greencore USA, a subsidiary of the U.K.-based Greencore Group, may be a young company but it already has found its place in the world. With a multi-tiered growth strategy including organic growth, acquisition and product development, Greencore USA has dug its heels in as a U.S. market mainstay with convenience store retailers.